Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
Within these three months campaign pilot test, AFOGWAD impacted the lives of so many youth to tackle climate change while also addressing food insecurity. During our campaign rally in Erute Primary school, I came across some young boy aged 11 in primary 6 class. He asked for our assistance towards supporting him in his fees payment as his family due to poverty couldn't do this. What we did, we empowered him to initiate a tree nursery bed, where he raised up about 700 orange seedlings. With the kind support from some our friends, we bought some his seedlings & didn't take them away, but asked him to go & plant in their gardens so as to act as wind breaks for their crops. The money we gave, we asked him to go & pay with his school fees.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
Just three months down with this campaign, 91 out of 600 youth we reached initiated their own tree nursery beds, 2,000 young trees have been planted, 73 initiated their own different climate change adaptation projects like poultry keeping, fruit farming and piggery by just using the small money generated from the sale of their surplus trees they raised as their start-up capital. I have been wondering what if AFOGWAD is ever one day be able to acquire enough resources to empower them and others who do not have the capacity to initiate one? In future in 5-10 years, AFOGWAD will be able to empower about 78% out of 2.5 million youth who majorly depend on agriculture to tackle the escalating climate crisis & food insecurity in the North & North Eastern Uganda if we manage to raise enough resources for this. These will impact in them agro-preneurial, social entrepreneurial & leadership skills.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
Under this campaign; firstly, we use arts like music, drama, debates, poetry, games and sports to empower, inspire and attract in the passion of the youth in to real action now against climate change. This is because at AFOGWAD, we believe that the easiest way to involve young people into quick action, make it fun. Secondly, we initiate clubs called Go Green for the schools, colleges and institutions we are operating in. Under this we involve physical trainings and sensitization, where we exemplary raise and plant young trees with pupils and students around their schools and communities.